ITS can provide customers with a virtual machine (VM) with customized storage, RAM, processors, and administration rights.

Service Requests

UConn IT staff may request a ITS VM. Below are the situations that we support:

ITS VM is offered for: ITS VM is not offered for:
Production, Test, and Development Servers High-Performance Computing
     –  Application Servers High-Performance Database
     –  Web Hosting Servers Servers that require OS level clustering
Servers requiring 1-8 vCPU
Servers requiring up to 32GB of memory Vendor products not certified to run on VMware

In addition to providing customers with a customized VM, we also:

  • Implement customer-supplied firewall access rules
  • Setup Actifio Backup for servers (7 day, 14 day, or 30 day retention policies)
  • Register hostname with DNS in InfoBlox
  • Provide protection by VMWare Highly Available (HA) failover within the same location
  • Offer point in time snapshots (retained for no more than 2 days)
  • Maintain all necessary infrastructure components including physical servers, networking, storage, and VM management software
  • Provide ITS standard Windows Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux images

Any planned or unplanned outages will be posted to our IT Status page, and customers will be notified via listserv.

Available Services

Suggested configurations Suggested configurations of vCPU and memory:

Virtual CPUs 1 2 4
Memory 2 GB 4 GB 8 GB

Customized configurations Customers can also choose to customize their configurations.

Virtual CPUs: 1-8
Memory (RAM): 1 – 32GB


For either suggested or customized configurations, you can also choose to add the following services:

 Tier 2 SAN storage, in 10 GB increments
Actifio Backup (7 day, 14 day, or 30 day retention; replicated to remote data center offsite)